Friday Paper List – posted Saturday Sept. 7th

Papers papers papers.

I had some links in a past post about some critiques of optogenetics.

Here is a nice article responding to those recent critiques :

“Why optogenetics deserves the hype” by Kevin Mitchell

In other news there was the official announcement for a collaboration towards the development of a new neural probe. It is getting $5.5 million in funds from a partnership between Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Gatsby Charitable Foundation,  Wellcome Trust, University College London, and Imec. You can read the statement : here.

Speaking of Imec.. reading about the company lead me to reading about this neat little place: NERF

Finally there was an announcement about an Artificial Intelligence version of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. It sounds pretty neat and you can read about it here.

Papers below!

1) ReaChR: a red-shifted variant of channelrhodopsin enables deep transcranial optogenetic excitation John Y Lin, Per Magne Knutsen, Arnaud Muller, David Kleinfeld & Roger Y Tsien ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

2) Odor Discrimination in Drosophila: From Neural Population Codes to Behavior Moshe Parnas, Andrew C. Lin, Wolf Huetteroth, and Gero Miesenbock ; Neuron 2013 (link)

3) GABAergic Projection Neurons Route Selective Olfactory Inputs to Specific Higher-Order Neurons Liang Liang, Yulong Li, Christopher J. Potter, Ofer Yizhar, Karl Deisseroth, Richard W. Tsien, and Liqun Luo ; Neuron 2013 (link)

4) A Modeling Framework for Deriving the Structural and Functional Architecture of a Short-Term Memory Microcircuit Dimitry Fisher, Itsaso Olasagasti, David W. Tank, Emre R.F. Aksay,, and Mark S. Goldman ; Neuron 2013 (link)

5) Laminar and Columnar Development of Barrel Cortex Relies on Thalamocortical Neurotransmission Hong Li, Sofia Fertuzinhos, Ethan Mohns, Thomas S. Hnasko, Matthijs Verhage, Robert Edwards, Nenad Sestan, and Michael C. Crair ; Neuron 2013 (link)

  • The Many Layers of Specification and Plasticity in the Neocortex Alison L. Barth, and Sandra J. Kuhlman ; Neuron 2013 (link)

6) Theory of Mind: A Neural Prediction Problem Jorie Koster-Hale, and Rebecca Saxe ; Neuron 2013 (link)

7)  Integration of GABAergic Interneurons into Cortical Cell Assemblies: Lessons from Embryos and Adults Giorgia Bartolini, Gabriele Ciceri, and Oscar Marın ; Neuron 2013 (link)

8) Mental time travel: a case for evolutionary continuity Michael C. Corballis ; Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2013 (link)

9) Shining a light on memory representations Lisa M. Saksida ; Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2013 (link)

10) Cortical Balance of Excitation and Inhibition Is Regulated by the Rate of Synaptic Activity Aryeh H. Taub, Yonatan Katz, and Ilan Lampl ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

11) A Circuit for Motor Cortical Modulation of Auditory Cortical Activity Anders Nelson, David M. Schneider, Jun Takatoh, Katsuyasu Sakurai, Fan Wang, and Richard Mooney ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

12) Distinct Hippocampal Time Cell Sequences Represent Odor Memories in Immobilized Rats Christopher J. MacDonald, Stephen Carrow, Ryan Place, and Howard Eichenbaum  ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

13) High-order social interactions in groups of mice Yair Shemesh, Yehezkel Sztainberg, Oren Forkosh, Tamar Shlapobersky, Alon Chen, Elad Schneidman ; eLife 2013 (link)

14) Holographically patterned activation using photo-absorber induced neural–thermal stimulation Nairouz Farah, Alaa Zoubi, Suhail Matar, Lior Golan, Anat Marom, Christopher R Butson, Inbar Brosh and Shy Shoham ; J NeuroEngineering 2013 (link)

15) Refined methodology for implantation of a head fixation device and chronic recording chambers in non-human primates F. Lanza, X. Lanz, A. Scherly, V. Moret, A. Gaillard, P. Gruner, H.-M. Hoogewoud, A. Belhaj-Saif, G. Loquet, E.M. Rouiller ; JNeuroscience Methods 2013 (link)

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